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Sal Cafe

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Barceloneta
Asian, Spanish, Eclectic
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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the...
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bad day

Just home after a lunch at Sal cafe, I've been many times before. The location is great, beach front and today was glorious weather, The 'Menu del Dia' great value but the SERVICE, WAS DREADFUL. There seemed to be no co ordination amongst the staff, the guy serving me was pleasant but clueless... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jonboybarcelona
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Barcelona
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Barcelona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just home after a lunch at Sal cafe, I've been many times before. The location is great, beach front and today was glorious weather, The 'Menu del Dia' great value but the SERVICE, WAS DREADFUL. There seemed to be no co ordination amongst the staff, the guy serving me was pleasant but clueless. I have no idea what was going... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there after chilling on the beach. We only ask for Tapas and Drinks. The choice of Tapas is Atypical but very tasty. You're just next to the beach... so you pay the prize. Service was very kind, maybe a little bit slow, but, whatever... beach, sun... there's no rush... Chill!! :-)

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny April day we happened upon the Sal Cafe. We had the 3 course lunch menu which included a glass of wine for about 12 euros and we were not disappointed. The waiter was friendly and the food was good. Great place to sit and relax. Fantastic value. I can't wait to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just dropped in here for a snack and drink by the seaside. Very laid back n cool vibe. A little expensive but still good. I'll be back!

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a terrific lunch at Sal Cafe, the food is a great combination of traditional tapas and Spanish dishes, together with food from other cultures, such as hummus, guacamole, Indian-style spinash etc. I had a salad which was huge (the portions were all big) very fresh, and one of the best paellas I ever had. I would strongly recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The location couldn't be better. We enjoyed a tasty lunch while our 7-year-old daughter played on the beach in front of us. The service was friendly, if a bit slow. I had a wok noodle dish that was well done. My wife enjoyed her vegetarian offering. Overall, a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Don't eat here. If you do, don't eat the fish. Gave me food poisoning which caused me to be holed up in my apartment for the duration of my trip. This place ruined my trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is amaising... you would think that eating that close to the sea, it would be just a touristic restaurant, with expensive prices and bad food, but NO ! We have a rasta waiter that was so nice, speaking several languages and smiling all the time. We took some tapas : pulpo and croquetas... WOW !! They were incredible.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here for a late lunch/early dinner before setting off for the airport to come home. Having learned from experience that the Spanish portions are huge, we shared one starter and one main. Paella - excellent and full of flavour. Sardines - lovely and fresh. Friendly and helpful staff and a lovely setting, a nice way to end a... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food was really bad and the service also. Waitress treat you like they hate you and the world. The paella was specially bad also, like they did it 2 days ago and they put it in the oven. I don't recommend go to eat there not even for the views of the beach if you are thinking in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
  • Cuisine: Asian, Spanish, Eclectic

Description

Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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